I started this project near the time I started my blog, but … I didn’t get very far with it. The intention was to revisit albums I own that are old, or obscure, or need more exposure — or maybe just to remind myself how good they actually are. It is a fair assumption that any album that appears here is one that I think has some merit, and who knows? Maybe someone reading these will find a new favourite.
Flying Doesn’t Help
- Anthony Moore: Lyrics*, lead and backing vocals, keyboards, guitars and electronics
- Bob Shilling, Chris Slade, Robert Vogel, Charles Hepworth: Drums
- Festus, Sam Harley, Matt Irving: Bass
- Laurie Latham: Sax and mouthharp, backing vocals
- Edwin Cross: Backing vocals
*Lyrics to “War” by Peter Blegvad
- Judy Get Down
- Ready Ready
- Useless Moments
- Caught Being in Love
- Timeless Strange
- Girl It’s Your Time
- Just Us
- Twilight (Uxbridge Rd)
Anthony Moore (his surname sometimes appears as More) is a British experimental composer and producer, although he has spent most of his career based out of Germany. He along with his school friend Peter Blegvad were briefly members of the British experimental avant-garde collective Henry Cow, but they soon left and in 1971 formed the avant-pop trio Slapp Happy, along with Dagmar Krause. Slapp Happy released several albums, a couple in collaboration with Henry Cow, but their eccentric and minimalist style, along with the fact that they refused to play live, caused the record labels to largely avoid them.
By 1977 Anthony Moore had returned to a solo career (he had recorded a couple of minimalist solo albums in the early 1970s); over the decades he has worked with Pink Floyd, Richard Wright, Kevin Ayers, Trevor Rabin, and Julian Lennon, and released a few more albums of his own.